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Chilled Soups and other Refreshing Summer Food?

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Has anyone had any especially good chilled cucumber (or other) soups and tasty cold summer foods? Trying to orchestrate some "farewell dinners" around health, summer produce, cool temperatures, and flavor.

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  1. I went to NY twice in July this year and on my first trip I had dinner twice at Picholine because of their white gazpacho. It was so good that I went back for more during the same week! It has shrimp and a tomato granite and they pour the cold liquid over that. The liquid is made from crushed almonds, bread, cucumber and grapes crushed also. It is divine!

    I went back 2 weeks later and had dinner at Marc Forgione in Tribeca. They also serve a white gazpacho. It was excellent but a bit less than the one at Picholine.

    I saw that they serve one also at the Standard grill but did not get around to tasting this one.

    1. I really like the gazpacho at Despana.

      1. I had a really nice cucumber soup at Fig & Olive last summer. I don't know if it is the menu this summer but they always offer different kinds of chilled soups during the summer.

        1. lovely gazpacho (classic tomato with shrimp) at Cafe 202 a couple of weeks ago